Questions tagged [droids]

Droids are the artificially intelligent robots featured in the Star Wars universe. The term is short for Androids. They are specialized tools and are subservient to the biological characters in the Star Wars universe. Use this tag for questions about droids in general (e.g. how they operate, what their capabilities are, etc.).

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Who opens Jabba's gate?

When the droids approach Jabba's Palace, they're interrogated by a droid eye on a stalk, known canonically as a TT-8L/Y7 gatekeeper droid. Is the TT-8L the one controlling the gate or does it report ...
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Does C-3PO golden shell consist of his original parts?

Since there is obviously a backstory for everything in Star Wars, here is a very special question that has been on my mind for a while now. At the beginning of his "life" C-3PO is "...
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How did the stormtroopers know which Jawas captured the droids?

When Kenobi and Luke come upon the remains of several Jawas and their sand-crawler, Luke recognizes them as the same Jawas that sold C3PO and R2-D2 to his uncle, Owen. From there, Luke hops on his ...
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What kind of weapons did the IG-227 Hailfire droid have?

According to a Star Wars encyclopedia, in between the two wheels that make up the Hailfire droid is a small "weapons unit". But it never said what kinds of weapons were in the "weapons ...
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Are droids' names unique? [duplicate]

Does each droid have a unique name or does that designation refer to an entire class of droid? To put it another way, is R2-D2 specifically the droid we see in the films, or are there hundreds if not ...
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Was C-3PO the first protocol droid of his kind?

We see in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace that young Anakin Skywalker built C-3PO to assist his mother around the house when he goes away, but I do not think any other protocol droids are seen in the ...
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Did Anakin modify R2-D2, or do all R2 units come with crazy gadgets?

R2-D2 has jet boosters, a buzz saw, an oil gun, and all sorts of exciting weaponry. Is this default equipment for an astromech droid? Or did Anakin (or someone else) modify R2-D2?
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How does everyone in Star Wars understand droidspeak? [duplicate]

All throughout the Star Wars movies, we see the droids emit several beeps and whirs, and the humans reply to the droid as if it were a normal conversation. How can every character in Star Wars ...
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Who this large blue droid seen behind Anakin Skywalker in Episode 1?

I want to know the name of this large blue droid seen standing behind Anakin Skywalker during Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
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Are Gatekeeper droids from Star Wars capable of movement?

I am curious if Gatekeeper droids are capable of walking in Star Wars or if they are permanently in the doors you usually see them in.
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Who is this blue headed droid in "A New Hope"?

Who is this blue-headed droid on Tatooine? It can be seen in A New Hope next to the protocol droid CZ-1.
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Why are droids afraid of restraining bolts?

In the novelization of Star Wars: A New Hope it says Locating the restraining module, he opened the receiving latches in the machine and set about locking it back in place. Threepio watched the ...
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What's the model of the droids In Star Wars Episode 3 in Mustafar?

When Anakin arrives at Mustafar and walks in to meet Viceroy, 5 little droids enter before him. They are shown in the screenshot. The scene is around at 01:33:00 in the movie. Do you know the model ...
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Which droid lost a part that was discovered by Davin Felth on Tatooine?

In Star Wars: A New Hope, after locating the crashed escape pod on Tatooine, a small Imperial troop investigates the place where Davin Felth finds a piece of equipment that he [so famously] addresses: ...
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Can Droidekas speak?

I'm curious about whether or how Droidekas can communicate with other droids, since they seem to be the only type of Separatist droid in the films to never be shown to say anything. Even Vulture ...
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How did this character fly this ship?

In Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker, Rey flies Luke's old X-Wing, which has been under water on Ahch-To for a number of years. Assuming that the ship didn't suffer enough corrosion or damage ...
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Can all such Astromech droids stand up like this?

In The Mandalorian we see an Astromech droid extremely similar to R2-D2 (but a different unit) stand up like a person with 2 arms and 2 legs. Can all such units do this? Specifically, I'm wondering if ...
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Is it common for protocol droids to be disallowed to translate the Sith language?

A plot point in The Rise of Skywalker is C-3PO's insistence that while he can read text written in the Sith language, his programming forbids him from translating it for others. Is this restriction a ...
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How many droid-smiths are in the Star Wars Universe?

Babu Frik is the first and only "droid-smith" that I've ever heard of. How many droid-smiths are in the Star Wars Universe?
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Do realistic, human-like androids exist in the Star Wars universe?

Do androids — as we commonly conceive them — exist in the Star Wars universe? Meaning, droids that are convincingly life-like and sentient and can pass for humans, rather than robots with bipedal/...
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Post-apocalypic 80s movie with giant land movers and some little humanoid droids (1 is bad and 1 is good) bad one drills a hole in good ones face

I remember watching this movie when I was a kid but it's only a few images that I remember. The droids in the movie were child-sized and just had "neutral mask" faces. Anyway, the biggest image is of ...
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Does the Star Wars universe have sex droids?

From the list on Wookieepedia, droids in the Star Wars universe categorized by function include Assassin droids, Interrogation droids, Astromech droids, battle droids, medical droids, etc. (the list ...
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Sarcastic Star Wars droid mentioned in 80s (?) SF novel

I have a vague memory of a novel, or possibly a shorter work, probably written in the 1980s, with a passing reference to a sarcastic droid in a recent Star Wars movie. It sounds like K-2SO in "Rogue ...
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Can BB-8 and other similarly round astro-mech droids swim/propel under water?

Recently, while looking at a BB-8 toy online, I read this on their website: BB-8 is made to be water resistant, but we would not recommend taking your droid for a swim if it can be helped. This ...
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Why are Star Wars fighter ships crewed with humans and biological sapients instead of droids?

Why do the Galactic Empire, the Galactic Republic, and the Rebellion all use biological sapients in their one or two-man fighter ships? The x-wing, the tie fighters, the bombers, and just about every ...
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Does dialog exist for BB-8? [duplicate]

BB-8 seems to have a sense of humour and have a cheeky/nasty side to him but is there a full list of what he is meant to be saying (not just fanboy hopeful assumptions)? As there is dialog for Chewie ...
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Are R-series astromech units obsolete?

Having watched TFA and TLJ a few times, I noticed that the only non-BB astromech droid we see is R2-D2, and he spends most of both of those movies in low-power mode and looking fairly worn out. Are R-...
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Who manufactures BB droids?

As of the Last Jedi, we've seen the BB-series used by the First Order as well as the Resistance- what company makes them and isn't shy about selling to both sides?
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How does one learn droid binary? [duplicate]

How does someone learn droid binary? It seems simple, but honestly, I don't see how anyone could (easily) learn how to understand droid binary. It seems to be just beeps and whistles. How do you say ...
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What happened to the deactivated droid army?

What did the Empire do with the millions (if not billions) of deactivated battle droids after the end of the Clone Wars? Were they melted down? Were they kept in storage? Any canon or Legends answer ...
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Are droids sentient or not?

In Star Wars, droids are frequently treated as second-class citizens by most of the galaxy. Even your working class people don't treat them with respect (see Owen Lars, A New Hope). Why is this? I ...
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How is a droid's gender determined? [duplicate]

Clearly, droids are programmed with, or given, a male or female gender. The majority of droid characters are clearly, and definitely, given a male identity and consistently referred to as 'he.' ...
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How many droids were in the droid army and how were they paid for?

I am aware that the Galactic Senate financed the GAR through legislative bills and therefore paying for "units" of clones (each clone costing at least 666 credits.) One the other side, how did the ...
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What is the origin of the name of APD-40 droids in Star Wars?

Just curious because "APD-40" is the name of a major highway in my hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee. The only other usage of this term out-of-universe appears to be the designation of a US Navy ...
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Can droids be force-sensitive? [duplicate]

In the Star Wars universe can droids be Force-sensitive? Were there any droids that could use Force powers? Is it possible in the Star Wars universe for a droid to become Force-sensitive? What about ...
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Why wasn't the Sy Bisti language programmed into any Republic or Imperial protocol droids?

In the 2017 novel Thrawn, we find that Sy Bisti is a language used around the parts of the Galaxy known as Wild Space and the Unknown Regions. Throughout the novel, it is brought up that Imperial ...
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Why does a protocol droid know odds and statistics so well?

C-3PO is a pretty sophisticated piece of kit. Not only does he know six-million forms of communication and act very convincingly like a nervous butler, but he seems to be a tactical statistician too. ...
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How do restraining bolts work?

Based on A New Hope, I'm guessing that restraining bolts prevent a droid from straying too far from its owner. How does it achieve that effect, and what would happen if the droid tries to go out of ...
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Why is signal jamming not a common strategy against droid armies?

The premise is that one can jam the entire spectrum of wireless communication channels, rendering most wireless communication devices useless. By doing this, the battle droids will loose their control ...
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How valuable are C-3PO and R2-D2?

I ask this question because there are two contradictory events related to C-3PO and R2-D2: In A New Hope, we see several droids traded by Jawas. BERU Luke, tell Owen that if he gets a translator to ...
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Why don't Droidekas have Shield Generators during the Battle of Geonosis?

Droidekas or Destroyer Droids have Shield Generations to provide protection. In Phantom Menace,they have shield generators In Attack of the Clones, it appears that they don't have shield generators ...
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What did the general public think happened to the droid army?

So we already know that the droid army was deactivated with a shut down command. However, this was part of Darth Vader's very secret mission to Mustafar. Was the general public told of the shut down? ...
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Do battle droids ever "rank up"?

Note: Feel free to correct me if I'm getting the hierarchical order wrong. It's hard to tell which droid model is "better" or simply a different specialization. I'm thinking from the ground up, ...
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Star Wars Droid Personalities

Why are B1 droids in Star Wars made to have personalities? Shouldn't they be programmed to be perfect soldiers?
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Why are there no Imperial KX-series Security Droids in the original trilogy?

Rogue One had multiple never-before-seen Imperial Droids, so what happened to them between Rogue One and Star Wars IV? Episode IV starts exactly where Rogue One ends as far as I know, so why suddenly ...
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How do droids determine chances?

I've noticed that many droids in the Star Wars universe--specifically K-2SO and C-3PO--say a lot of things about chances of arbitrary things happening, like "Sir, the possibility of successfully ...
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Can droids be shut down manually?

Droids in Star Wars are known to have their own personality. Even astrodroids, like R2-D2 or BB-8 sometimes do not listen to a direct order, or do things based on their "moral" evaluation (e.g. when ...
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What is the difference between a TC-series and C-series protocol droid?

Wookieepedia and the canon source books have not helped me in this matter. The TC-series and C=series protocol droid seem to be the same height, and look the same. Is there a difference between them ...
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Are self-replicating droids possible? [closed]

I was reading Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance and there is a capsule which builds droids, taking materials from the area around it. I was wondering, is it truly possible to make a self-...
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How many credits does 1 B-1AND 1 B-2 battle droid cost

I've watched the movies and most of Star-Wars The Clone-Wars TV series, and I keep seeing battles that consist of hundreds of thousands if not millions of droids, and that started making me wonder, ...
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